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Explosions During France Germany Game

2:24 pm, Saturday, November 14th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

It’s a very sad day today after the terrorist attacks in Paris last night which started during the France Germany friendly game at the Stade de France when suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stadium and three people were killed.

Things got an awful lot worse after that in what were thought to be seven coordinated attacks including mass killings at the Bataclan concert venue.

At least 125 people were killed and nearly 100 have been critically injured.

It’s a very sad world we all live in today.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Nov 14, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    beginning of the end

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Ron…it’s definitely a 50-50 mate. Both Sweden and Denmark are quite similar.

    …and they are neighbors!

    Thump…well anything else than how we treated Benny and Jonas would do

    Jeff…I don’t know why Lille is called the Great Danes. Maybe it’s just an acknowledgement ?

  • 3 sparky55 // Nov 14, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    All this terrorism sh!te is the fault of the yanks and the banks…the yanks / banks appointed themselves as the world police but only police in areas the banks have something to lose…they’re all crooks and this ISIS mob are a direct result of the yanks last 60 years of intervening at any cost all over the world to protect the banks, the jesuits and the illuminati.

    Everyone in the world is left picking up the pieces and this is just the beginning.

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 14, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Jeff…I would think looking at the Lille OSC logo that the nickname “the Great Danes” comes from that dog depicted? 😉

  • 5 Jib // Nov 14, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Jesper it’s OK
    Les Dogues can mean Great Danes or Mastiffs.
    In this case the nickname is the latter signifying strength and fortitude.

  • 6 Lindisfarne // Nov 14, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    If you view the ‘Modern World’ as the period when mechanisation began around the time of the Renaissance and Colonisation, then perhaps we are entering the end of this time frame. The increasing number of people killed by ever expanding conflicts using technologies that kill more and more people with less and less awareness of the ordinary people it is used in the name of; must surely have reached its peak.

    The tragedy in Paris is terrible and inexcusable but I heard the other day from the very General in charge that NATO had launched close to a thousand aerial bombing raids in Iraq / Syria in the past few weeks. When death and destruction has no impact on our lives it is called ‘War’ and yet when it happens on our doorsteps it is called ‘Terrorism’.

    Just an alternative point of view that should be considered before declaring that the un-democratic barbarians should be taught a lesson. My sympathy goes to the individuals and families of those injured or killed in Paris last night; as it does to innocent citizens of the middle-east that have no comprehension of a ‘normal’ life and little opportunity to earn a decent living. May they all be in our prayers.

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